Senior Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s editorial team in 2010, Marty has covered books, tech start-ups, porn theater history, and population trends, and written features on the state’s UFO legacy and World Cup soccer fever in Portland. Marty commandeers the magazine’s front-of-the-book Mudroom section and backpage, and find excuses to leave the office by co-editing Portland Monthly’s travel blog, Tripster.

Burmese by birth and German by childhood, Marty arrived in Portland in 2005 by way of Los Angeles. He completed an MA in Medieval History at Portland State, where he got way into Derrida. When he’s not writing or editing, you can find him standing alongside his lovely wife in the Timbers Army, on his bike, or leveling his Titan.

Real Estate 2017: Big Dreams

If Portland Has to Grow and Grow, We Have a Few Demands. Better Sashimi, for One.

From water taxis to truly great sushi, here's our big city wish list.

03/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Benjamin Tepler

Winning Finds

Gorgeous Porcelain Smokeware to Classy Diaper Bags, April's Hottest Local Stuff

Take a peek at our favorite goods of the month, all made by women.

03/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Office Life

Move Over, Tiny Homes. The Tiny Office Is Here.

Portland design networking firm Coroflot builds its headquarters in a trailer.

02/28/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

The Shakedown on Starbucks

Does the mermaid measure up?

02/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Coffee Guide: Hallowed Ground

9 Neighborhood Coffee Shops We Love

No matter your quadrant, the best coffeehouse is the one closest to you.

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

It’s Portlandia’s Penultimate Season. We Shake It Down.

You ready, Fred and Carrie?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Dispatch

Why Tillamook County Voted for Obama—Then Trump

What made the dairy county turn?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Development

Major Architecture Firm Erects Old Town's First New Building in a Decade

After more than three decades transforming the city's skyline, Ankrom Moisan escapes from John's Landing.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

A Very Clear-Headed, Not-at-All-Cranky Appraisal of TriMet

See where this takes you.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Marijuana

Best Weed Strains for Winter Bliss

A Portland budtender shares three top picks.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: For What Ales You

Six-Grain Whiskey to Salted Caramel Stout, 5 Northwest Winter Warmers

Best sipped slowly by an open fire.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Marty Patail

The Poop Scoop

The Poopmaster 6000 Is the Hero We Need Right Now

Crow droppings, your time is up.

12/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Culture Cheat Sheet: Comics

6 Comics Heroes with Serious Portland Cred

Meet the characters who supercharge our city’s comics scene.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

2016: Sizing Up the Year That Can’t End Soon Enough

No, really. What was that?

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Ventures

Versi Carves Out a Bigotry-Free Space for Latino Digital Commerce

Founded by a trio of Mexican-born entrepreneurs, the Portland start-up is a Spanish-language digital Yellow Pages.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail